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Heart of Lionshead - Platinum Condo - 100 Yards to the Gondola & Born Free Lifts

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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Welcome to Lion Square Lodge 286! This platinum rated residence in the center of all that Vail mountain has to offer, is a one bedroom/two bath luxury home that sleeps six. Lion Square Lodge has every creature comfort you will need to call Vail a home-away-from-home during your vacation.

To view a virtual tour our our residence with a floor plan, 360° panoramas of the living area and master suite, as well as our winter and summer photo galleries, scroll down to the bottom of the amenities section (VRBO only).

Step out the door of this residence and in 100 yards you are at the base of the Eagle Bahn gondola, Born Free Express chairlift, and ski-school. You're steps to everything in Lionshead Village: spas, shopping, ice skating, bike rentals, ski & snowboard shops, fine dining, restaurants, coffee & tea bistros, pubs, convenience market, liquor store, several free in-town bus stops, and easy access to Vail's extensive trail system in the summer months.

Elegantly appointed with the finest decor to make you feel right at home. Over-sized leather sofa/queen sleeper, love seat, chair and ottoman, stainless appliances, top-of-the-line cherry cabinetry, doors and millwork, queen Murphy bed, large built-in desk, granite counter-tops & back-splashes throughout, and tile with mosaic inserts in the entry, kitchen, and baths. The entry has a built-in cherry bench and a coat rack with 21 reclaimed 1800's railroad spike hooks to air-out all of your gear.

Fully equipped chef's kitchen with cookbooks, cookware, crockpot, Presto multi-cooker, Kuerig and drip coffee makers, toaster, microwave, blender, cooking utensils, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker. The balcony also has a built-in natural gas grill for you to use in preparing that perfect barbecue.

The dining area has a large wood and slate table with comfortable seating for six.

Each bed has luxurious 1800 thread count Egyptian cotton linens with down comforters. We also provide you with terrycloth robes for your trips to the pool, hot tubs or sauna.

Technology: 48in Wi-Fi enabled LED LCD TV in the living room with complementary HD cable and Netflix streaming, 36in LCD TV in the master suite, Bose Sound Dock Series III with Apple Lightning and 3.5mm connections. We also include complementary Wi-Fi to stay connected to the office, family and friends during your visit.

Cards, dice, and lots of board games are provided for family fun.

You will love the panoramic mountain views of Vail ski slopes and the majestic Gore Creek through the south-facing condo windows and from the balcony with a table and seating for four.

Lion Square Lodge has a year-round heated outdoor pool, three outdoor hot tubs, sauna with changing room, on-site state-of-the-art fitness center, two on-site ski/snowboard shops for rentals and tuneups, free slopeside ski/snowboard check service, on-site restaurant & bar, business center, and complementary in-building underground parking.

Eagle airport ski-free program: Simply fly into Eagle airport and bring your commercial airline boarding pass and Lion Square Lodge confirmation to any Vail or Beaver Creek ticket window and ski the same day until the lifts close with a complimentary lift ticket.

Thanks for visiting. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Sharon & Rick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Sharon & Rick

I was born and raised in a suburb of Charlotte, NC and was living in Wilmington, NC when I was invited to a girls weekend get-away to Vail in 1993. I met my husband Rick in the Red Lion the first day of that trip (blissful ever since!). Rick was living in Wisconsin at the time, so we dated long-distance for a year and a half. The following year he proposed to me at the top of the Mountain Top Express lift (4) overlooking Sun Up Bowl, China Bowl, and Blue Sky Basin with a photographer in-tow. I said 'yes' and moved to the Midwest to start our new life together (I'm still not certain that leaving a coastal community for the Midwest was the best idea :-). Needless to say, Vail is truly a magical place for us. Our family escapes our day jobs for Vail as often as we can.

Owning a place in Vail was a dream of ours since the day we met. Now that we have a place to call our own, we are happy to share our Vail home with you to make your own memories. We currently live in a Minneapolis suburb where Rick is an executive with an employee benefits administration firm and I am the director of a large preschool.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We hope that you enjoy our place as much as we do and we welcome you back on your next visit to the Vail Valley.

-- Sharon & Rick --

Why Sharon & Rick chose Vail

Lion Square Lodge is so close to all that Vail has to offer. The ski-in/ski-out convenience and Lionshead Village steps from the door makes this the perfect place to be, winter or summer. Lion Square Lodge has so many amenities which makes staying here incredibly easy and convenient. Unlike several ski-in/ski-out places, Lion Square Lodge North Residences are very quiet during the evenings which makes it the perfect place for families and couples looking for a romantic get-away.

What makes this condo unique

Location! Location! Location!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Heart of Lionshead - Platinum Condo - 100 Yards to the Gondola & Born Free Lifts
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews

Highly recommended!!!! Great location, close to everything. Nice condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property! Nice, comfortable, clean!!!! Close to everything, well equipped...

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write this review Nidsa! Enjoyed working with you a look forward to having you stay again next year.
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Holiday Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Vail and this condo was the absolute perfect place for our family of 4 (girl 19 and boy 15). The condo is clean and beautiful and had everything we could ever imagine needing for our stay. The Murphy bed and sofa bed were both very comfortable and the views were amazing.

The location could not have been more convenient - only steps away from ski slopes, restaurants and everything else we needed. We were each able to come and go as we pleased!

We hadn't been to Lionshead in about 15 years and couldn't believe how much it has changed. Lots of new building but it is still very quaint and has a lot of charm and character. So glad we chose to stay in Lionshead vs. Vail Village.

Our favorite restaurants were Mountain Standard in Vail Village and the Tavern at Arrabelle. On our day off from skiing we spent a very fun afternoon snowmobiling with Sage Outdoor Adventure. Highly recommend!

Rick and Sharon are very professional and responsive to all questions. They proactively provide information that makes planning your trip so much easier too.

We have successfully used VRBO/HomeAway many times over the years but this trip was our absolute best experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write this (extensive) review! We enjoyed working with you and are happy to hear that you found our place to your liking. Location really is the key to staying at our place, being so close to the Lionshead lifts, ski school and all of the amenities that Vail has to offer. Please do look us up on your next trip to the Vail Valley. We would love to work with you again!
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You can't beat the location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo with every amenity for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The best feature of this condo, however, is Rick who is always available and ready to help in anyway to make your stay memorable. Will definitely book again, if available!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rob! We try really hard to give our guests an "over-the-top" experience and make it easy to visit Vail. Thank you for choosing to stay at our place and we welcome you back on your next visit to Vail Mountain.
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  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful condo for a weekend in the first part of October. The fall colors were so gorgeous, it is hard to describe. The condo is right in the heart of Lionshead Village, so you have a wonderful view and within walking distance to everything. The unit is so comfortable that it feels like home! Very high end touches and spacious! The view off the deck is spectacular. Great spot for a glass of wine and relaxation! We would definitely recommend this unit and rate everything about it a 5*! Thank you Rick and Sharon!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review for us! We certainly appreciate that. Fall really is one of the best times to visit Vail. We look forward to having you stay again on your next trip to the Mountains.
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Nicest condo I've ever stayed in!!

  • 5 of 5

I've rented condos plenty of times and none of them compare to LionSquare Lodge 286. Amazing views of Vail Mountain, clean, kitchen was very well stocked, beautifully constructed and decorated, comfortable bed (this almost never happens), and Rick, the owner, was beyond accommodating and responsive. Location was terrific - walking to distance to everything and close to the bus stop for heading to Vail Village. If I could give this place 6 stars I would. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Samantha! It was our pleasure to have you stay at our place. You are always welcome to return!
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Fort Myers, FL

Great condo & location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 9 days and we really loved this condo! The kitchen is outfitted very well, including a Keurig, which made us feel like we were at home. We enjoyed being able to have a gas grill right out on the balcony since we grilled some steaks and and chicken a couple of nights.

The master bedroom bed was comfortable and there was a large dresser and plenty of hangers in the closet so unpacking was a breeze!

Both my husband and I used the fitness room located here in this building. It was equipped with many cardio machines and some weight machines. Plus there were free weights which my husband really liked.

This location is very convenient! You can walk to all the restaurants and shops here in Lionshead Village and Vail Village. There is an in town bus that will take you over to Vail Village if you don't want to walk. Also we took the Eagle-Bahn gondola, which is right here in Lionshead Village, up to the top of Vail Mountain to do some hiking. Gorgeous views when you go up there!

There were several golf courses nearby which was why we chose this location. Thanks Rick & Sharon for sharing your place with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! Sharon and I are glad that you found our place to your liking and that you had a great time in Vail. It was a pleasure working with you. Come see us again!
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
(EGE) Eagle County Regional Airport - Eagle Vail
Nearest Barpub
The Tavern at Arrabelle
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Vail Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
The Tavern, Garfinkels, Chophouse, El Sabor
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.8%

Owner operated. No additional resort fees or check-out cleaning fees.

All 7+ night rentals include one mid-stay housekeeping/linen service for no additional charge. Additional mid-stay housekeeping/linen service is available for $95. Optional daily housekeeping service is available for $75 per day. Please request at time of booking.

Check-in time 4:00 PM MST / Check-out time is 10:00 AM MST

Until confirmed, rates and availability are subject to change without notice

Town of Vail sales tax #5624

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Lionshead Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 934 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , shower
    Master En Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Aveda eco-friendly bath products include, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, facial & toilet tissue and Q-tips. Hairdryers are also provided in each bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Murphy Bed - 1 queen
    Sofa Bed - 1 queen
  • Two humidifiers are provided for your use during your stay. The master suite has an iron, ironing board, in-room programmable safe and a luggage rack.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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